Phrases with "meeting"

I have appointed a Committee on Retreat, the minutes of whose first meeting I transmit to you. Negligible Tales by Ambrose Bierce

A meeting was called, and fully attended; a respectable number of subscribers’ names was registered, the payment of subscriptions being arranged for a future day. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Alfred Ainger He may have met her daily in his walks to and from the office, or have watched her week by week on her way to that Quaker’s meeting he has so lovingly described elsewhere. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Anthony Trollope She was still angry at what she regarded as his impertinent interference, but nevertheless she looked forward to meeting him again and also looked forward to forgiving him. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Lucy Maud Montgomery Gilbert Blythe wasn’t used to putting himself out to make a girl look at him and meeting with failure. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Henry James She had invented a way of meeting them — as if he had been a polite perfunctory poor relation, of distant degree — that made them almost ridiculous in him. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Anthony Trollope But she had already recognised the fact that for the present meeting a passive part would become her well, and save her a deal of trouble. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu She has quite lost her energy, and the idea of a place like Brighton, or even the chance of meeting people, is odious to her. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

She continued to rave of her speedy meeting with her beloved in the grave, of his death nigh at hand; sometimes she solemnly declared that he was summoned; sometimes she bewailed his hard destiny. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Stormy was the all-night meeting of the Petrograd Soviet the 30th of October, at which I was present. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Barnabas had a huge twenty-pound iron club in his hand; grinding his teeth, and with eyes darting fire, he seemed capable of meeting single-handed the whole troop. Thirteen at Table by Mór Jókai

Anthony Trollope The meeting between him and his father was kindly; but there was no special word spoken, and thus they all sat down to supper. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

But in the afternoon, when she was better, they went to Mary Carimon’s, and all three set out to look for an apartment—not meeting with great success. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

George Meredith They named once more the place of meeting and the hour: more significant to them than phrases of intensest love and passion. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Sinclair Lewis He no longer minded meeting strangers or having to listen to their foreign accents. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells The spell of the old days of longing, of the afternoons that he had spent after his arrival in London, wandering through Clapham with a fading hope of meeting her, had not returned to him. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Anthony Trollope You cannot think how I have looked forward to meeting you again. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Benjamin Disraeli The meeting of parliament was a great relief to Endymion. Besides his office, he had now the House of Commons to occupy him. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Leslie Stephen He attended a meeting of the Literary Club, and found the members disposed to laugh at Johnson’s tenderness to the stories about second-sight. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Wilkie Collins The hope of meeting me again had sunk to a dead hope in her by this time. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

George Eliot She clung to the comforting hopeful words Arthur had uttered in their last meeting — “I shall come again at Christmas, and then we will see what can be done. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

John Galsworthy This P. P. R. S. meeting of mine is at half-past two. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

So he’ll come by day, I say, and I expect early, too, to avoid any meeting with other cars. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Theodore Dreiser Why shouldn’t his loans be called? It would help strengthen the local banks, and possibly permit them to aid in meeting this situation for us. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

George Meredith But a dread of meeting had seized both Rose and Evan. She had exhausted her first sincerity of unbelief in her interview with Juliana: and he had begun to consider what he could say to her. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Theodore Dreiser For on Tuesday afternoon at two-thirty he issued a call for a meeting of his creditors, and at five-thirty he decided to go into the hands of a receiver. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Nathaniel Hawthorne The place of meeting was in the palatial, but somewhat faded and gloomy apartment of an eminent member of the aesthetic body. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Richard Burton We had intended to stay there, and to dine al fresco, but the hated faces of our companions, the Maghrabis, meeting us at the entrance, nipped that project in the bud. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Suddenly he gave a start, as if waking up, and asked very gently and not much above a whisper — “Have you been meeting him often?” “Never!” she cried into the palms of her hands. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Wilkie Collins The mid-day idler, lounging along Smeary Street, is often sweetly reminded of his own luncheon by meeting mine. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Henry James She would not have dared to treat her in such a fashion if they had had a prospect of meeting again. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

I thought of my return to my own country, my first sight of the grey shores of Fife, my visit to Kirkcaple, my meeting with my mother. Prester John by John Buchan

Walter Besant I was loitering about Bucklersbury, my favourite place of resort, in the hope of meeting the old man, when my arm was touched as I turned round. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

But the greatest delight of these visits was the meeting with my sister, Maggie, who had been adopted by Aunt Budgen at the time when Aunt Judy had taken me. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle A meeting of the Guild had been held that evening at eight, and Mrs. Barclay had hurried over her dinner in order to be present at it. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

H. G. Wells Although I had heard Gorky arrange for my meeting with Lenin by long-distance telephone days before, Moscow declared that it had had no notice of my coming. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

Anthony Trollope Arabella now could go where she pleased without any danger of meeting her aunt on her walks. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins The evil work must have been begun within the last three weeks, while I was much within doors, and there was little chance of meeting me in my usual walks. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

D. H. Lawrence Of the two experiences, perhaps the meeting with the foreigner was the more significant. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Every Saturday Pavel’s friends gathered in his house; and each meeting formed a step up a long stairway, which led somewhere into the distance, gradually lifting the people higher and higher. Mother by Maksim Gorky

George Gissing Won’t you use the opportunity of meeting her?” “As it comes naturally, there’s no reason why I shouldn’t. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Thomas Hardy But whether I should ever have contemplated it without the great good fortune of my meeting with you is doubtful. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Jules Verne The meeting began to be somewhat fidgety also, for the contest directed their attention to the dangers, if not the actual impossibilities, of the proposed expedition. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

George Meredith He holds off from a meeting just now. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

More brandy-and-water was despatched; several speeches were made by the different law students present; thanks were voted to the chairman; and the meeting separated. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

George Gissing I never said or did anything—it was only meeting him at people’s houses and at concerts, and telling him what I hoped for. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

George Gissing Frequently of late he had known a timidity in Jane’s presence, which prevented him from meeting her eyes, and now this tremor came upon him with painful intensity. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

George Meredith But—ah! Mr. Andrew Cogglesby? Pleasure of meeting you once in Fallow field! Remember Mr. Perkins?—the lawyer, not the maltster. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

George Gissing To some it falls as if by the pure grace of Heaven, meeting them as they walk in the common way. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

I asked him to dinner when I met him at that first directors’ meeting a fortnight ago. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

George Eliot I have not attained any lofty peak of magnanimity, nor would I trust beforehand in my capability of meeting a severe demand for moral heroism. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

H. G. Wells It was a moment without a prelude, the cardinal meeting of their lives. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Lucy Maud Montgomery I’ve dreamed of meeting her all my life. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

But how different! Cannot even you see the ocean between us? A channel that prevents the meeting of our brains in harmonious accord. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Ann Radcliffe She resolved to repair on the following day at the same hour to the recess, whither the interest, which she believed him to take in her fate, would no doubt conduct him in the hope of meeting her. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Edith Wharton Glennard felt his usual impulse of pleasure at meeting Flamel; but it was not in this case curtailed by the reaction of contempt that habitually succeeded it. The Touchstone by Edith Wharton [1900]

Thomas Hardy He could hardly have gone on living here without speaking to me, or meeting me; and that would have been very unpleasant on both sides. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope At last the father and son came to terms, and Hampstead sent to prepare a meeting with the chaplain. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

He describes a meeting of friends at his cottage near Dublin, and a conversation that took place on the “ethical” part of moral philosophy. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Nicole’s snow-warm face lighted up further as she saw Dick. “Where is he?” “He missed the train — I’m meeting him later. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sophia’s brother, a cornet in the First Life Guards, called him out, and there was a meeting on Wimbledon Common, in which Lavinia’s seducer was mortally wounded. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Lucy Maud Montgomery I’m going on a meeting of the Aid Society at Carmody this afternoon, Anne, and I won’t likely be home before dark. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

I was more put out at meeting people than they were at meeting me. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

Arthur Conan Doyle I wish that you would give us your powerful support at our coming meeting for the improvement of the condition of woman. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Anthony Trollope It came to pass that the sole excitement of Lucy’s life came from Ayala’s letters — the sole excitement except a meeting which took place between the sisters one day. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Her features had lost their sharpness, her cheeks wore a rosy flush, and the light of pleasure at meeting him again shone in her eyes. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

George Meredith An Adiante meets her lover another Adiante, the phantom likeness of her, similar to the finger-tips, hovers to a meeting with some one whose heart shakes your manful frame at but a thought of it. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Anthony Trollope In regard to Mr Jawstock and the meeting at large, he regarded the application as an impertinence. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

I never remember meeting one either before or after I left the sea. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Maurevel had to turn or be run through the back; he turned, therefore, and, meeting his enemy’s steel, gave him back so skilful a thrust that the scarf of the latter was cut through. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Elizabeth Von Arnim Mrs. Arbuthnot, as she presently splashed though the dripping streets on her way to a meeting she was to speak at, was in an unusually disturbed condition of mind. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Edith Wharton On the whole, my mother doubtless thought, it would be simpler if people one might be exposed to meeting would refrain from meddling with literature. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Francis Bacon As for the meeting of bodies from a distance, that is a rare occurrence, and yet it exists in more cases than are generally observed. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Olaf Stapledon The same thing happened when I suggested a meeting during the second summer; and again in the third. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Guy de Maupassant Look at two women meeting in the street. The Impolite Sex (Correspondance) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Anthony Trollope There were present the two barristers and the one attorney for each side, and many an anxious thought was given to the manner in which the meeting should be conducted. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Richard Burton It is visited by the citizens on Fridays, and by women on Thursdays, to prevent that meeting of sexes which in the East is so detrimental to public decorum. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

He was quite prepared for the possibility of meeting her accompanied by the lynx-eyed Miss Granger; and was not a man to be thrown off his guard, or taken at a disadvantage, come what might. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Charles Dickens His meeting with Jack Redburn was quite a treat to see. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

George Gissing That was not very likely to happen, but the meeting at all events turned his thoughts to London once more. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Arnold Bennett Dick Povey had had the wit to look for him at the Federation meeting in the Town Hall. And the advent of the doctor and Dick, noisily, at breakneck speed in the car, provided a second sensation. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Thomas Wolfe Thus encouraged, the three Germans now gave free expression to their curiosity, to the speculations which the meeting of George and Adamowski and their apparent recognition of each other had aroused. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Henry Fielding The meeting between Joseph and Pamela was not without tears of joy on both sides; and their embraces were full of tenderness and affection. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Elizabeth Gaskell She could not get over the impression that Kinraid must be lingering near; and she distrusted herself so much that it was a positive terror to think of meeting him again. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

About a year ago I attended a meeting of the P.E.N. Club, the occasion being the tercentenary of Milton’s AEROPAGITICA— A pamphlet, it may be remembered, in defense of freedom of the press. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Ann Radcliffe They continued their course without meeting a single person. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Jules Verne Ce jour-là, dans un meeting tenu au milieu du parc, une motion est faite à ce sujet et suivie d’une triple salve de hurrahs et de hips. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

Thomas Hardy She agreed to meet Fitzpiers on two conditions, of which the first was that the place of meeting should be the top of Rubdown Hill, the second that he would not object to Marty South accompanying her. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Rudyard Kipling Mrs. Saul and the rest of the staff came back from evening service fully informed, for the Major had spent every minute since his meeting with Angelique in talking about her to everyone. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Anthony Trollope The meeting was to be held at the Dragon, and it was proposed that after the meeting there should be a little dinner. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

He found them, his sister, and her two little daughters, Georgiana and Maria (Minnie) at Pisa, and the meeting was a very happy one. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

But jollity increased and suspicion departed, till Peter found himself meeting the gaze of others and exchanging friendly grins. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Helen Zimmern They met every one worth meeting during their brief stay, and many famous names glint across the pages of the one letter that has been preserved treating of this London visit. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

George Gissing But he had hit upon a way of meeting the Rev. Bruno which promised greatly to diminish the suffering inherent in the situation. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

William Dampier But meeting very strong westerly winds we got nothing forward in many days. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Edith Wharton He meant to make her understand that this was no mere lovers’ tryst without a morrow, but a turning-point in his life, a meeting on which his whole future depended. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

John Locke Thus, by having the idea of a figure with three sides meeting at three angles, I have a complete idea, wherein I require nothing else to make it perfect. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Wilkie Collins Have you been meeting her in secret?” In justice to the girl, I felt that I ought to set him right, so far. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Thomas Hardy They packed up and departed by the earliest train after the service; and on the way discussed at length what she should say on meeting her parents, Charley dictating the turn of each phrase. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Henry James But she was as positively aware that she hadn’t yet learned to see him as meeting such exposure in her absence. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

ALL the morning Mrs. Wardale had been thinking tearfully that the meeting with her future daughter-in-law would be a most trying ordeal. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Henry James There may be nobler natures, but I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting one. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

He proposed a meeting in Hjalmarshavn some three weeks ahead. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

D. H. Lawrence He did not go to the stack, as he shrank from meeting Paula. At the mouth of the hut, Geoffrey was making the fire. Love Among the Haystacks by D. H. Lawrence [1930]

G. K. Chesterton The meeting began to behave more respectfully for a little; yet before I had said twelve sentences more the rush was made for the platform. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Thomas Wolfe Mr. Stoat had telephoned him a few days after their first casual meeting and had pressed the invitation upon him. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Guy de Maupassan You would have the effect of a ragman at a meeting of emperors. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

George Eliot You may imagine that the meeting of the Club at the Woolpack that evening was unusually lively. Brother Jacob by George Eliot [1864]

Robert Burns This simple instrument is a very portable one; and well fitted to the social inclination of meeting in a neighbour’s house; hence the phrase of going a rocking, or with the roke. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

Stephen Lucius Gwynn A meeting had been called to celebrate the recent Revolution in France, and the poet was set down to second one of the resolutions. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

Henry James These were larger consequences than the possibility of meeting the leaders of society at Olive’s house. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Bram Stoker The meeting between de Rohan and the alleged queen was held at the Baths of Apollo — to the deception and temporary satisfaction of the ambitious churchman. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Anton Chekhov Yakov shut his eyes, and in his imagination huge flocks of white geese soared, meeting one another. The Chorus Girl and other stories by Anton Chekhov

Andrew Lang The little fellow knew quite well that the lion would not dare to go out without him and his ball for fear of meeting a bear or a snake. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Nathaniel Hawthorne Within a day or two after our last meeting at the Church of the Capuchins, I called at her studio and found it vacant. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Then he forgot his own troubles in wondering how this unexpected meeting would affect his newer friend, Sergius. “Move farther back from those rifles,” commanded Holloway. “That’s right. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

Olaf Stapledon But after an attack, he was so transported with longing for Maggie, that he had no thought but to arrange a meeting with her as soon as possible. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Willa Cather There’s a meeting of British engineers, and I’m doing another bridge in Canada, you know. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

George Meredith Those two’ll be meeting on Wednesday, so keep your secret. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Wilkie Collins But, at that hour, the old court-yard of the post-office was thronged with people arriving and departing, meeting their friends and posting their letters. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Wilkie Collins Julian addressed himself to meeting the difficulty the instant he was left alone with Grace. “Listen to me,” he said. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Nevertheless, as the crossroads offered him a better chance than any other place of meeting somebody, he stood still. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

H. G. Wells Before this, I was a little afraid of meeting you, my dear. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Anthony Trollope Even old Mrs Fletcher when she had been up in town, had, after a very solemn meeting with Mr Wharton, contented herself with sending her love. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

You have imagined, probably, a huge underworld of conspirators, meeting secretly in cellars, scribbling messages on walls, recognizing one another by codewords or by special movements of the hand. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Anna Katherine Green The second series of episodes opens with the meeting of a man and woman on a rustic bridge spanning a Swiss chasm. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

E. Phillips Oppenheim He wouldn’t use the main drive for fear of meeting some of your guests coming or going. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Henry Adams Naturally one waited impatiently for the first meeting with the new Secretary of State. Governor Seward was an old friend of the family. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Julian Hawthorne And by the end of a couple of years or so, meeting him that way off and on, I knew him as well as ever anybody knew him — as well, maybe, as he knew himself. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

Benjamin Disraeli I esteem myself particularly fortunate in meeting with an Englishman.” “I regret to say, Colonel, that the question is one that I cannot decide. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

George Meredith She followed up the windings of the drop-scene valley, meeting her lover somewhere beneath the castle-ruin, where the river narrowed and the trees intertwined. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

His brother, meeting him a day or two after their interview, had nodded affirmatively, though sulkily, in answer to his inquiries, and had murmured that it was “all square now. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Edith Wharton And I’ve only got a minute — I’m meeting a friend at the station,” she reminded herself with a start, for that also she had been near forgetting. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

George Gissing After that the meeting was mere exuberance of mutual congratulations. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

George Gissing Thyrza stopped and looked inquiringly, meeting a wonder in the other’s eyes. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Henry Fielding And such concern and uneasiness as he expresses in his looks on those occasions did Wild testify on the first meeting of his friend. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

H. G. Wells The meeting had left him eloquent. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

In principle the war effort is always so planned as to eat up any surplus that might exist after meeting the bare needs of the population. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

It is by meeting these two requirements, of ulterior wastefulness and proximate purposefulness, that any given employment holds its place as a traditional and habitual mode of decorous recreation. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Accounts differ as to his first meeting with Mary Ann Chaworth, the heiress of the family whose estates adjoined his own, and daughter of the race that had held with his such varied relations. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Oscar Wilde I have to call for my husband at the club, to take him to some absurd meeting at Willis’s Rooms, where he is going to be in the chair. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Theodore Dreiser Similarly Hand, meeting Arneel not so long afterward, confided to him that Cowperwood was trying to repudiate a sacred agreement. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Sigmund Freud It is taken from the dream which I had as a result of meeting Count Thun just before going away on a holiday. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

So that it’s been hinted that if a kind of — well, not a conference exactly but a sort of meeting could be adumbrated. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Richard Burton It was not safe to mount the stairs without shouting “Tarik” (Out of the way!) at every step, on peril of meeting face to face some excited fair. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Edith Wharton For a moment the meeting with Ellie Vanderlyn had been a shock to her; she had hoped never to see Ellie again. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Nathaniel Hawthorne It was the same old priest with whom he had seen Hilda, at the confessional; the same with whom he had talked of her disappearance on meeting him in the street. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

I also rang up Archie Roylance, and found to my delight that he had not left town, for I ran him to ground at the Travellers’, and fixed a meeting for next morning. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Caroline Lamb The meeting was apparently over: there were whole parties returning from below, in different directions. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Benjamin Disraeli The vexatious and tyrannical influence of Mallett was now experienced in all directions, meeting and interfering with the comforts of the boys in every possible manner. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

James Joyce We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love, but always meeting ourselves. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

I’ve had the questionable pleasure of meeting it often, years afterwards, thousands of miles away, emerging from the remotest possible talk, coming to the surface of the most distant allusions. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Ivan Turgenev I climbed up into the ruins of the greenhouse, saw the open country far away before me, recalled my meeting with Zinaïda, and fell to dreaming. First Love by Ivan Turgenev

Miles Franklin As for my meeting “that crowd”, well, that would be to throw pearls of innocence before the swine of dangerous propaganda. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Sir Walter Scott The meeting between Hobbie and his family was in the highest degree affecting. The Black Dwarf by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Jules Verne There was every chance of meeting vessels now that the whaling season had commenced, and Mac-Nab was commissioned to make a large solid raft which would float when Victoria Island was engulfed. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

We at once remarked the complication caused by the upper, surface, or freshwater current of 3 to 4 knots an hour, meeting the under, or oceanic inflow. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Anthony Trollope On the next day the Dean came to town to attend a meeting at Mr. Battle’s chambers by appointment. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Arnold Bennett Constance and Cyril arrived at the Tiger shortly after seven o’clock, and were directed to a room furnished and arranged as for a small public meeting of philanthropists. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

He had just time for this, before dressing for dinner, so he dashed out of the housemeeting nobody, as it chanced, on the stairs, and, as the night was foggy, being seen by no one in the streets. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Elizabeth Von Arnim He quite painfully minded, now that the moment had come, meeting Fanny, and resented that Audrey, as they stood together on the steps, should put her arm through his. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Willa Cather I am so unfortunate as not to read German.” “I’m all excitement at the prospect of meeting Miss Broadwood,” said Imogen. “I’ve seen her in nearly everything she does. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Wilkie Collins The splendor of her dress meant simply that, when other excuses for delaying the meeting downstairs had all been exhausted, the excuse of a long, and elaborate toilet had been tried next. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Henry James I don’t even pretend to concern myself —!” “To concern yourself —?” He watched her as she faintly faltered, looking about her now so as not to keep always meeting his face. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Elizabeth Gaskell Sylvia held the cup and plate of bread and butter out to Philip, but avoided meeting his eye, and said not a word of explanation, or regret, or self-justification. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Rudyard Kipling And so he worked towards his peroration — which, by the way, he used later with overwhelming success at a meeting of electors — while they sat, flushed and uneasy, in sour disgust. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

It was then agreed that a meeting should take place at Mr. Percy Noakes’s chambers on the ensuing Wednesday evening at eight o’clock, and the visitors departed. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Leon Trotsky One Sunday I went with Lenin and Krupskaya to a Social Democratic meeting in a church, where speeches alternated with the singing of hymns. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Wilkie Collins This meeting has been arranged by some one who knows that I always walk in the shrubbery after breakfast. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Edith Wharton Had it been produced, she wondered, by her chance meeting with Selden? She thought not — time and change seemed so completely to have relegated him to his proper distance. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Francis Bacon But the flight of iron from one pole of the magnet is well observed by Gilbert to be not a flight strictly speaking, but a conformity and meeting in a more convenient situation. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

We’re meeting above Cookson’s Fish Restaurant in Snook Street to-night, and there’ll be the usual silver collection afterwards. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

John Galsworthy On the morning after the Slum Conversion Committee meeting Soames had started early. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Jules Verne They had but to start, which they did on the 21st of December, at eight o’clock at night, the corvette meeting with a beautiful sea, a northeasterly wind, and rather sharp cold. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Thomas Hardy Like one acting in obedience to a charm, and with a nameless apprehension, he followed in the same direction in the hope of meeting her, the roysterers having vanished. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Wilkie Collins I had first become acquainted with my Italian friend by meeting him at certain great houses where he taught his own language and I taught drawing. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Henry Monnier, the caricaturist, used to relate that, meeting him once on the Boulevard, the novelist tapped him on the shoulder and said: “I have a sublime idea. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Wilkie Collins Are these excuses for her, which I have no right to make? If we have any human feeling for human weakness, surely not! “The meeting of that night decided their future. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Edith Wharton He dropped down into the nearest chair, hot, angry, ashamed, with a throat as dry as if he had been haranguing an open-air meeting on a dusty day. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Richard Hakluy This day and night we passed by a very great gulf, the water whirling and roaring as it were the meeting of tides. Voyages in Search of The North-West Passage by Richard Hakluy

Jane Austen The possibility of meeting Mr. Darcy, while viewing the place, instantly occurred. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Anthony Trollope By the time that he reached Drumshambo it was dark, and it continued so till he got to Cashcarrigan, which he did without meeting any one who either recognised him or spoke to him. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The club presidents are holding a meeting to-night to see if they can find a joint means of combating it. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anthony Trollope He did not know it for a fact, but he was in hopes of meeting the expiring Lord Chancellor. He considered it to be his duty never to throw away such a chance. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Kate Chopin The daughter was just leaving the house to attend the meeting of a branch Folk Lore Society, and regretted that she could not accompany them. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Frances Hodgson Burnett Their meeting was a very quiet one. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Arnold Bennett It would have subjected him to the risk of meeting her suddenly at any corner. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

But in her ignorance of his whereabouts she had fancied him still nearer, and in all her London festivities had been tormented by a perpetual dread of meeting him. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Karl Philipp Moritz I stayed with great pleasure till this meeting also was over. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Arnold Bennett For several days the town of Bursley was to Hilda simply a place made perilous and redoubtable by the apprehension of meeting Edwin Clayhanger accidentally in the streets thereof. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

They had left the hotel by Alison’s verandah a little before midnight, and in Archie’s car had reached the foot of the forest path, meeting no one on the road. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

I liked her frank, direct way of meeting us and talking to us. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

The Coroner, meeting my eye, pointed at the poor creature inquiringly. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Arnold Bennett Queer, isn’t it?” Gerald insisted on meeting his wife’s gaze as he finished these revelations. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Henry James You’re afraid of meeting my eye. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Anthony Trollope On the occasion of the prime minister’s visit, Dr. Grantly was of course present, and the meeting was very gracious. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton Hitherto they had passed through the quietest part of the town, meeting at most one or two pedestrians, who could give them no hint of the peace or the hostility of the place. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

George Gissing The meeting was announced for three o’clock, but it was half an hour later before Mutimer stood up on the cart and extended his hand in appeal for silence. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

George Gissing In the meantime, it would perhaps be as well to take a stroll, with a view of meeting a few friends as they came away from the work-rooms. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Andrew Lang At dawn I rose and went out, meeting Izif in the street suffering from the same dread as myself. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang